Passports
Uruwhenua

The story of New Zealand is one of journeys and arrivals – people leaving home to come here.

  • When Long-term exhibition
  • Where Level 4
  • Cost Free entry
  • Type People and history

In Passports you’ll uncover the remarkable stories of people who migrated to New Zealand over the last 200 years – from the cramped steerage on board an 1840s sailing ship, to fearful flight from war-torn Europe, and more recent voyages into the unknown down under.

The cultural richness and diversity of the regional lifestyles of British and Irish migrants are screened on video and maps. Images of other regions, including China, India, Dalmatia, Greece, and the Pacific tell of other regional lifestyles.

The emigrants, 1844, London, by William Allsworth. Purchased 1992 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa (1992-0022-1)

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The emigrants, 1844, London, by William Allsworth. Purchased 1992 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. Te Papa (1992-0022-1)